Fragmentation and dislocation have become important influences for creating these works. Repurposing found objects negates their commodity value, and forces the reassessment of where the true inherent value is located. Creating new textile forms and baring more personalized meaning, with what otherwise would be discarded as trash.
Typically born of thrift and respect for scare materials, the recycling of textiles for me becomes a creative act in which fragments deliberately chosen for aesthetic, symbolic, or practical reasons are reconfigured and given new meaning either by a continuation of layering new meanings or decontextualizing the piece from its original intent altogether. Recycling can also be an act of remembrance and signification, as repurposed textiles embody and carry into the future the contingencies of the past, previous owners, experiences and uses.